Review: Brooks LSD Lite Jacket IV

The Brooks LSD Lite Jacket IV was really one of the nicest pieces I have worn while running in quite a while. Now that may sound like high-praise, but as an ultra lightweight water and wind-resistant jacket you would be hard pressed to find a better performer. Did I mention that it's got several color options including high-viz and a stowable hood as well? Nice. The takeaway here is that this ...

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Review: Altra Paradigm

Its hard to know exactly where to begin with the Paradigm or any Altra shoe for that matter. The first thing to say is that they are different and by that I mean totally and entirely different than any other shoe you may have stepped in. Judging whether that is good or bad is really about personal preference, but I'm going to lead off by saying to give it a ...

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Review: New Balance Ultra Hooded Jacket

New Balances's new Ultra Hooded Jacket is really designed to stand up to the weather and this means all types. Whether it is rain, wind, sleet, or even snow the Ultra really stood its ground for me. Material-wise, its 100% anti-snag nylon and this cuts wind really well and deals with rain pretty effortlessly. This makes it a great option for trail or road and honestly, it looks good enough ...

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Review: Saucony Drylete XPT Pant

If tights just aren't your thing in the winter and you want something thats a good cross between a pant and a tight, then take a look at the Saucony Drylete XPT Pant. These things are designed for maximum warmth and breathability, but not at the expense of movability and flexibility. So they aren't big and baggy or really flowy when you run, instead they hold tight allowing for maximum ...

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Review: New Balance Ultra 6 Inch Short

The Ultra 6 inch short is a great warm weather short or for those that like a more traditional mid to short leg running short. We really loved the topo design, it lended itself really well to both road and trail running. The short comes in two colors a black on black and then a grey with neon green trim and both are solid looking. The fabric is also anti-snag ...

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Review: Brooks Men’s PureProject 9″ Woven Short

The most striking thing about the Brooks PureProject 9 and 10" shorts is the fact that they are probably way more stylish than functional. I say this in a good way in all honesty because they actually don't look like traditional running shorts. I do think they are a much better fit for trail runners and even for extended or extreme hiking. The shorts come in a black, grey, and a ...

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Review: Saucony Altitude Base Layer Long Sleeve

Are you looking for something to keep you warm when the temperature has really dropped? Well, then look no further than the Saucony Altitude Base Layer Long Sleeve. Seriously, this puppy will keep you warm so do not throw it on unless you are in freezing temps or just like feeling warm and snuggly. Aesthetically its a base layer so don't expect much, but the real key comes in the ...

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Review: 4iiii Viiiiva ANT+ Bluetooth HR Monitor

Having experimented with quite a few different heart rate monitors over the years, I wasn’t expected a whole lot from 4iiii's take on it. That being said, I have been more than pleasantly surprised and given the price point and its flexibility its definitely a strong contender. If you take nothing else away from this, then just know that the Viiiiva is well designed piece of hardware and if you ...

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